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Dr. Steven P. Frysinger
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Environmental Management

The cross disciplinary environmental management minor prepares students to apply the principles of environmental science and engineering to contemporary environmental problems in natural resource, industrial and public policy contexts. The minor is particularly suitable for students interested in professional careers in industrial environmental management, natural resources management, and environmental policy and planning. After fulfilling prerequisite requirements in biology and statistics, students pursue the minor by completing core courses and electives.

The environmental management minor strives to develop graduates who can apply science and technology to a broad range of practical environmental problems in a variety of professional settings. Students are expected to be literate and competent in the sciences and mathematics underlying environmental problem-solving.

The environmental management minor requires a total of 29 credits, including prerequisite courses. The prerequisites must have been completed successfully before the student may be enrolled in the environmental management minor. Prerequisite courses may be fulfilled as part of the student's major. At least one elective course must be outside of the student's major.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite Courses
Credit Hours
BIO 124. Ecology and Evolution
4
Three hours from one of the following:
3
     MATH 220. Elementary Statistics  
     GISAT 251. Topics in Statistics for ISAT  
     MATH 285. Data Analysis  
     MATH 318. Introduction to Probability and Statistics  
     MATH 307. Principles of Probability and Statistics  

 
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Required Courses

Required Courses
Credit Hours
ISAT 320-321. Fundamentals of Environmental Science and Technology I-II
6
CHEM 221. Concepts of Organic Chemistry 1
3
ISAT 302. Instrumentation and Measurement of the Environment
1
ENVT 400. Capstone Seminar
3
Concentration
9
See descriptions below

 
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1 May also be fulfilled by CHEM 341-342 sequence.

Concentrations
Students completing the environmental management minor must concentrate in one of three areas: natural resources, industrial systems or environmental policy. Students should be aware that some of the listed courses may have additional prerequisites.

Natural Resources Concentration

Courses
Credit Hours
ISAT 424. Natural Resource Management
3
Choose two of the following courses:
6
     BIO 456. Landscape Ecology
     BIO 457. Biological Applications of Geographic Information Systems
     BIO 459. Freshwater Ecology
     BIO 465. Environmental Toxicology
     CHEM 354. Environmental Chemistry Field Camp
     CHEM/GEOL 355. Geochemistry of Natural Waters
     GEOG 340. Biogeography
     GEOG 341. Wilderness Techniques
     GEOG 342. Management and Protection of Natural Resources
     GEOG 343. Wildlife Management
     GEOL 340. Soils and Land Use
     ISAT 420. Environmental Analysis and Modeling
     ISAT 425. Environmental Hydrology
     ISAT 429. Sustainability: An Ecological Process

 
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Industrial Systems Concentration

Courses
Credit Hours
ISAT 422. Environmental Management
3
Choose two of following courses:
6
     HTH 352. Environmental Health
     HTH 450. Epidemiology
     ISAT 423. Environmental Remediation
     ISAT 427. Industrial Hygiene
     ISAT 428. Industrial Ecology  

 
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Environmental Policy Concentration

Courses
Credit Hours
ISAT 422. Environmental Management
3
     or ISAT 424. Natural Resource Management
ISAT 421. Environmental Policy and Regulation
3
One of the following courses:
3
     BIO 465. Environmental Toxicology
     ECON 305. Environmental Economics
     ECON 340. Economics of Natural Resources
     GEOG 325. Environmental Ethics
     GEOG/ISAT 429. Sustainability, An Ecological Process
     HIST 427. US Environmental History
     ISAT 420. Environmental Analysis and Modeling
     ISAT 423. Environmental Remediation
     ISAT 471. Transportation: Energy, Environment, and Society
     ISAT 472. Transportation: Air Quality Monitoring and Regulation
     SCOM 354. Communication, Environment, and Environmentalism
     SOCI 311. Sociology of the Environment  

 
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Other courses may apply by permission of the coordinator.

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